What sort of person wants to buy a painting by Adolf Hitler? Guesses in the comments, but whoever they are, they’re prepared to spend a lot of money to own a Hitler original judging by the recent auction in Germany where the collection sold for $450,000, per AFP via Yahoo News:
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Watercolour paintings and drawings by Adolf Hitler from about a century ago were sold at auction in Germany at the weekend for nearly 400,000 euros ($450,000), organisers said.
The most expensive was a painting of King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, now a tourist magnet, which went to a buyer from China for 100,000 euros, Nuremberg-based Weidler auctioneers said, quoted by German news agency DPA.
A still-life of carnations changed hands for 73,000 euros and all of the works on offer, which date from 1904 to 1922, most signed A.